As ESL and ELD programs are becoming more common, some clear patterns are emerging. One of the best things you can do when working with ESL students is recognize the importance of their own native culture. When you create lesson plans that deal with things students can recognize in their own native language, students are more open to the learning process.
One of the best ways to reach ESL students is to place their cultural traditions in context. One of the best ways to do this is to share holiday traditions from around the world. For example, people all over the world have different ways of celebrating Halloween, Thanksgiving and Easter. While traditions may vary, certain elements unite people from all over the world. Holidays are a great time to teach students new English vocabulary words. No matter if you're teaching English to native speakers, or you're teaching to students from around the world, it's a good idea to keep your lesson plans fresh. As the new school year approaches, teachers look for new ways to present lesson plans and materials. If you're working with ESL students, you're dealing with a communication barrier that must be addressed through your lesson plans.
One of the main tasks for ESL teachers is to build up the confidence of international students. This confidence boost helps students to take risks and also encourages them to reach for higher levels of learning. This is also true if you are teaching English abroad, which is what more and more English teachers are looking to become certified to do. Another great way to encourage learning among ESL students is to involve family members. Many ESL teachers organize family nights and other special events. This is a great way for students to see the diversity of their fellow classmates. In addition, parents have the opportunity to meet one another and often form friendships and support systems that last for years to come. This is also a great opportunity to encourage people of all ages to practice their conversational English skills.
VHS names STAR student, teacher
Upon being distinguished as the STAR student, Carroll chose his Advanced Placement English teacher, Gnann Moser, as STAR teacher. Moser, who has taught English for 43 years with 37 of them at Valdosta ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 15 Feb 2019 06:43:00 GMT
\'These kids are isolated\': Arizona lawmakers weigh how to teach non-English speaking students
Every year, Monica Mesa, principal of Longfellow Elementary School in Mesa, has to decide which school activities her more than 100 English-learning students will miss. Sometimes they'll miss elective...
Publ.Date : Mon, 11 Feb 2019 11:50:00 GMT
UPDATED: Sarcoxie High School teacher charged with having sex with student
SARCOXIE, Mo. ? The Jasper County prosecutor on Thursday charged a 23-year-old English teacher at Sarcoxie High School with having sexual contact with a student. Baylee A. Turner, of rural Carthage, w...
Publ.Date : Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:30:00 GMT
Students and graduates to help decide what\'s in the curriculum
Victorian students have previously raised concerns about depressing messages in English texts, the pressures of the year ... schools include students interviewing and helping to hire new teachers, stu...
Publ.Date : Sun, 17 Feb 2019 04:45:00 GMT
UNL student uses study abroad experiences to teach refugees English
Miranda Kuzela has loved learning about different languages and cultures for as long as she can remember. ?My mom is a travel agent and inspired my love for world travel,? the junior global studies, R...
Publ.Date : Mon, 04 Feb 2019 22:12:00 GMT
St. Pete drama teacher made an impact at a critical stage for his students
and she spent the next four years loving and hating the drama teacher who never lowered his expectations or spared his students? feelings. Mr. Mintz died on Feb. 6 of a heart attack. He was 79. He gre...
Publ.Date : Sat, 16 Feb 2019 04:25:00 GMT
Why it costs colleges far more to educate a physicist or teacher than an English major
Students studying English, engineering and history all bring different skills ... That means that some subjects, like engineering, may cost more to teach due to equipment, instructor salaries and othe...
Publ.Date : Wed, 13 Feb 2019 10:24:00 GMT
Missouri English Teacher Allegedly Admitted She Had Sex with Student
A 23-year-old Missouri teacher resigned earlier this week following her arrest for allegedly having sex with a student. Police allege an unlawful encounter occurred between Jan. 14 and Jan. 21 ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 15 Feb 2019 05:23:00 GMT